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The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Conditions for employment and engagement

22.—(1) A provider shall not employ or engage–

(a)a health care professional (other than one to whom paragraph 17 applies) unless the provider has checked that the health care professional meets the requirements in paragraph 18;

(b)a health care professional to perform clinical services unless the provider has taken reasonable steps to satisfy the provider that the health care professional meets the requirements in paragraph 20.

(2) Where the employment or engagement of a health care professional is urgently needed and it is not possible to check the matters referred to in paragraph 18 in accordance with sub paragraph (1) before employing or engaging the health care professional, the health care professional may be employed or engaged on a temporary basis for a single period of up to 7 days whilst such checks are undertaken.

(3) When considering a health care professional’s experience and training for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b) the provider shall have regard in particular to–

(a)any post-graduate or post-registration qualification held by the health care professional; and

(b)any relevant training undertaken by the health care professional and any relevant clinical experience gained by the health care professional.

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